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Don’t Let The Department Of Defense Become The Department Of Distraction

March 18, 2021 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ One of the fundamental roles of a leader is organizing people—knowing how to direct people’s efforts and where to allocate resources. Failing to establish clear priorities leads to wasted effort or, worse, mission failure. A famous maxim warns leaders: “If everything is important, nothing is.” No one should envy the job […]

Honoring How Our Deployed Troops Keep Us Safe

December 30, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Like a zombie, the notion that America is fighting “endless” or “forever” wars in the Middle East refuses to die. It’s a theme not reserved to a single political party: President Donald Trump, a Republican, in his 2019 State of the Union address stated that “great nations do not fight endless wars” […]

‘Great Nightfall’ Provides Extraordinary Overview Of Military Challenges Facing America

August 20, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Americans who want to better understand the complex threats the United States faces might assume that they need to read at least several books to get the full picture. Indeed, the landscape is complicated. The range of threats today includes cyber, space, nuclear weapons, artificial intelligence-guided weapons, and robots; not to […]

The Unfolding Debate About America’s Response To Coronavirus

April 23, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ A debate is forming about the U.S. response to COVID-19 and it’s worthwhile to consider this debate early, as it develops, before battle lines harden. On one side is the school of thought that shutdowns, lockdowns and closing of “nonessential” businesses were an overreaction to either inaccurate or exaggerated computer models […]

With Refurbishing Of Grant Memorial, A National Treasure And A Reputation Are Restored

October 8, 2019 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ In 1877, three men were commonly regarded as the foremost heroes of the United States: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant. For their efforts, each of these three Americans since has been recognized with a place of honor on the National Mall. Yet over time, for various reasons, our […]

Frank Talk At The Munich Security Conference

February 18, 2019 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ MUNICH—The annual Munich Security Conference opened Friday with the largest U.S. delegation in the five decades of its history. The conference has grown into one of the leading forums for discussion of international issues. Included in the list of participants for the 2019 conference are numerous heads of state, among them […]

Post Election, Rebuilding The US Military Just Became That Much Harder

November 11, 2018 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ With Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives, the path to rebuilding America’s military just became more challenging. For the past two years, Pentagon officials have laid out in stark detail how the military had deteriorated over the past decade, owing to underfunding and overuse in two protracted conflicts. Shortly […]

The Value In Learning The Army’s History

June 14, 2018 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Thursday marks the Army’s 243rd birthday. On this day, soldiers past and present will be encouraged to pause and reflect on the years of service the Army has given the nation. The Army takes enormous pride in its history and heritage. The Second Continental Congress created the Army on June 14, […]

Remembering Hal Moore, An American Hero

February 14, 2017 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ America lost a role model on Saturday when Hal Moore passed away at the age of 94. Harold “Hal” Moore was a retired three-star Army general, but he will forever be remembered for his courageous actions as the commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry in the Battle of Ia […]

Trump Takes The First Step In Restoring The US Military

January 29, 2017 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an exceptionally important executive order initiating both the beginning of the rebuilding of the U.S. armed forces and the fulfillment of a campaign promise. Because he signed this order on the same day as he signed the order on immigration it hasn’t yet gotten the […]